Eddie Royal Fantasy News

Bears get TE Zach Miller, WR Eddie Royal back from concussions

Monday, August 29, 2016, 4:38pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Chicago Bears welcomed back two key members on offense as tight end Zachary Miller and receiver Eddie Royal passed the NFL’s concussion protocol and practiced without restrictions Monday for the first time in close to a month.

“We’ve had them out practicing, but we just had them out of contact,” coach John Fox said. “So I think their conditioning level is pretty good. I think we’ve got some timing and stuff like that in the passing game that needs to be worked on. But [they’ve] really not been on the shelf, so to speak. They’ve been out practicing.”

Fantasy Impact:

Miller and Royal are eligible to play in Chicago’s preseason finale at Cleveland, but Fox seemed to downplay the importance of preseason action for experienced players. Both will be key receivers in the middle of the field with Royal in the slot position between a struggling Kevin White and veteran Alshon Jeffery.

Zach Miller, Eddie Royal in concussion protocol

Monday, August 1, 2016, 2:03pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

A pair of key offensive players for the Chicago Bears are unavailable until further notice.

Tight end Zachary Miller and receiver Eddie Royal are both in the NFL’s mandated concussion protocol, the Bears announced.

Miller practiced Sunday -- and even spoke to the media at the Olivet Nazarene dining hall -- but later experienced delayed symptoms that he reported to the team.

Royal briefly participated in Monday’s practice before he went back to the locker room.

Fantasy Impact:

Both are important members on offense. Miller, the Bears’ No. 1 tight end, enjoyed a breakout year in 2016 with 34 receptions for 439 yards and five touchdowns. Royal is the team's slot receiver with Alshon Jeffery and Kevin White on the outside.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Bears WR Eddie Royal (illness, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 17. With Royal out, Josh Bellamy, Marc Mariani and Cameron Meredith figure to lead the Chicago receivers in snaps. Bellamy has the most appeal from a Sneaky Start standpoint.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 6:13pm

Bears WR Eddie Royal (illness) did not practice Wednesday. Royal should see plenty of targets with Alshon Jeffery done for the year.

Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm

Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 16. Looks like Jeffery is out for Week 16. Jay Cutler is less appealing as a streaming play, though he’s been decent (230 yards, 1.3 TD, 17 rushing yards) in the four games without Jeffery in the lineup this year. Eddie Royal becomes a decent desperation play, though he hasn’t cracked the 50-yard mark or scored a touchdown since Week 4. Marc Mariani and Josh Bellamy probably will round out the receiving corps.

Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm

Bears WR Eddie Royal (knee, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 16. If he can play, he should see plenty of targets with Alshon Jeffery likely out.

Thursday, December 24, 2015, 6:12pm

Bears WR Eddie Royal (knee) took limited practice reps again Thursday.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015, 6:11pm

Bears WR Eddie Royal (knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Friday, December 11, 2015, 6:22pm

Bears WR Eddie Royal (knee, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 14. It’s been a while, but Royal could make his return this week. He was pretty involved in the offense when healthy, and given the state of the Bears receiving corps, he could be thrust into a large role right away.

Thursday, December 10, 2015, 6:31pm

Bears WR Eddie Royal (knee) took limited practice reps again Thursday. It’s been a while, but Royal could make his return this week. He was pretty involved in the offense when healthy, and given the state of the Bears receiving corps, he could be thrust into a large role right away.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 6:33pm

Bears WR Eddie Royal (knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday. It’s been a while, but Royal could make his return this week. He was pretty involved in the offense when healthy, and given the state of the Bears receiving corps, he could be thrust into a large role right away.

Friday, December 4, 2015, 6:28pm

Bears WR Eddie Royal (knee, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 13. We’re not expecting Royal to return this week, despite the questionable tag. The Bears are really hurting at receiver with Marquess Wilson out as well.

Friday, December 4, 2015, 6:28pm

Bears TE Martellus Bennett (ribs, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 13. It looks like Bennett will make his return this week, though he’s been outplayed by Zach Miller in the last few weeks. The Bears will be without Marquess Wilson and probably Eddie Royal as well, so Bennett should see plenty of work.

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 5:56pm

Bears WR Eddie Royal (knee) missed practice again Thursday. We’re not expecting Royal to return this week. Marquess Wilson still has some deep league appeal.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 6:12pm

Bears WR Eddie Royal (knee) did not practice Wednesday. We’re not expecting Royal to return this week. Marquess Wilson still has some deep league appeal.

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